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cain cain confusion. the republican front-runner offers explanations about accusations of sexual harassment. a triple dip? a new report warnings the crippled housing market has even further to fall. and reality bites, just ten weeks after their made for tv wedding, kim kardashian and kris weeks after their made for tv wedding, kim kardashian and kris humphreys are calling it quits. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for for tuesday, november 1st, 2011. was i the only one that saw that
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coming? we'll talk about it later. i'm terrell brown. republican presidential front-runner herman cain admits that he was once accused of sexual harassment, but the claims were false. he offered conflicting answers on the specifics of the allegations and whether his two accusers were paid off. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. cain spent the day fighting back against those allegations, but those conflicting accounts are raising questions about the staying power of his campaign. herman cain is scrambling to set the record straight. >> i was falsely accused of sexual harassment. i have never sexually harassed anybody in my life. this false allegation to now come up is kind of baffling. >> the gop front-runner spent monday on the defensive, repeatedly denying sexual harassment allegations dating back to the 1990s.
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according to a report on, two female employees filed the complaint while cain ran a restaurant lobbying group. but the presidential hopeful insists an internal investigation cleared him of all allegations. >> we have no idea the source of this witch-hunt. >> cain denies any knowledge that the women received payout necessary exchange for nondisclosure agreements. >> i am unaware of any sort of settlement. i hope it wasn't for much because i didn't do anything. >> he later clarified his comments about one of his accusers. >> she ended up leaving with several months severance. >> the report comes as cain jumps ahead in the poll. in iowa, he is now leading mitt romney. he's edged ahead of mitt romney in the texas governor's own state. >> herman cain is in a position that probably no one projected, even himself. >> anna palmer is one of the reporters who broke the story.
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she says this probably won't be the end of the cain controversy. >> i think we'll see this play out in the next couple of days in terms of what he actually knows. >> cain's supporters appear to be standing by his side. his campaign says online donations nearly doubled on monday. there's no telling at this point how this will impact cain's front-runner status. but it has the potential to shuffle the gop race. >> susan, we have two different things going on here. on top of the sexual harassment allegations, cain campaign now has something else to worry about. >> now there is a possible allegation of financial misconduct. this is coming from a report in the milwaukee journal sentinal that a charity that was partly founded by mark block, cain's chief of staff, contributed about $what,000 to the cain campaign and because of its tax exempt status, it is not
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allowed to contribute to any political campaign. >> susan, thank you very much. let's turn to weather. at least 20 deaths are blame odd weekend's snowstorms. most from traffic accident or downed power lines. recovery is going slowly. motorists are having trouble finding gas because so many gas stations aren't operating. the storm knocked down so many trees and power lines, it may be days before many residents have lights or heat. >> the first night, the four of us were in one bed and reading by flashlight, trying to make it fun. we're like, all right, this isn't bad. but now, day three, we're like -- >> it's a lot old. >> in an apology online for stranding passengers over the weekend, jetblue blamed equipment failures and power outages. some passengers were stuck aboard the aircraft for seven hours. in financial news, new york based securities giant mf global has filed for bankruptcy, the victim of investments in europe that went bad. the firm is run by former new jersey governor jon corzine. federal regulators are investigating missing customer funds, about $700 million worth.
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regulators want to know if the firm used the money to support its own trades as the firm failed. cbs money watch time now on a tuesday. a down day for stocks in asia. drew levinson is in new york with more. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, terrell. asian markets flipped today on fears europe's plan to control its debt crisis won't work. japan's nikkei was down almost 2%. hong kong's hang seng was off almost 2 1/2. today, wall street gets the latest on the construction and manufacturing sectors. auto sales numbers and the fed begins a two-day meeting on interest rates. monday, stocks closed out october with big losses. the dow dropped 276 points. the nasdaq was down nearly 53. despite that ugly session, stocks had their best month in almost a decade. for the month, the dow gained 9.5%. the s&p 500 was up almost 11%. it's hard to remember now, but just a few weeks ago, stocks were looking into the jaws of a bear market, down 20%, off their
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highs for the year. a new report warnings home prices could have much further to fall before hitting rock bottom. according to busserve, they're projected to drop another.5% by next june. usual thing them 35% lower since the peak hit in 2006. such a drop would mean a triple dip for the housing market since then. the analysis sees prices starting to recover late next year, but very slowly, climbing just 2% in 2013. finally, if you need some holiday cash, fedex might be able to deliver. the shipping giant is giving away 30,000 $25 american express gift cards today on facebook. they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. another 10,000 cards will be given to fedex customers. recipients are encouraged to he spend them on small businesses.
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>> i was trying to log on to facebook as you were talking, drew. i appreciate it. thank you so much. company security firms says hackers in china are responsible for dozens of cyber attacks in u.s., europe and japan. between july and september, the hackers hit 48 companies to steal technical secrets. they used e-mails to plant on trojan horse program into the target companies' computers. the flood disaster in thailand goes on. millions of people are now nearly a third of the country are affect. water has receded in parts of bangkok. at least 381 people have been killed by the monsoon related floods since late july. secretary of state hillary clinton has canceled a trip to istanbul. she'll stay in washington because of her mother's illness. the state department hasn't disclosed the nature of dorothy rodham's illness.
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she is 90 years old, so any illness is a concern. as for president obama, who is 50, the white house reports he is in excellent shape. in a two-page report, mr. obama's doctor says he is active, eats a healthy diet and drinks only in moderation. he's also now tobacco free. coming up on this tuesday, the hollywood break-up that has everybody talking. plus, will he or won't he? conrad murray will announce today if he'll take the stand at the michael jackson murder trial. this is the "cbs morning news." my name is robin.
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yesterday, prosecutors cross-examined the last witness called by murray's lawyers. >> reporter: a key defense witness testified there's no am of money that would have convinced him to routinely administer propofol to michael jackson as dr. conrad murray did. anesthesiologist paul white also admitted dr. murray made mistakes on the day jackson died. >> i think he should have called 911 sooner. i do not, however, think it would have made any difference in the outcome of this case. >> prosecutors grilled dr. paul white about the care dr. murray gave his superstar patient. >> have you ever administered propofol in someone's bedroom? >> no, i have not. >> have you ever heard of anyone doing that prior to this case inspect. >> no, i have not the. >> reporter: jackson's personal physician is accused of causes his death. dr. murray believes jackson injected himself.
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but the prosecution has its own proto follow expert who has said that the defense's theory that jackson could have given himself the drug is a crazy scenario. dr. steven shaffer previously testified that jackson would have been too groggy with all the medication he was on to give himself a shot. prosecutors claim murray gave the singer much more propofol than he admits and left him unattended and that his recklessness directly led to jackson's death. jurors will likely begin their deliberations later this week. karen brown, cbs news, los angeles. and it was promoted as america's fairytale wedding, but it was more like a tv reality show. just 72 days after their marriage, kim kardashian and kris humphreys are turning to divorce court. millions tuned in to watch them tie the knot, but now the two are splitting up.
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in a statement, kardashian said, i had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as you plan. we remain friends and wish each other the best. kardashian's soon to be ex said he was caught off guard by the news and is devastated. he knew. coming up, in sports, goal line stands, fumbles and more. the chargers and chiefs battle tough. they take it to overtime. ers and chiefs battle tough. they take it to overtime. keurig has a wide variety of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew. so with keurig, every cup tastes like it's brewed just for you. because it is. hey babe... oh, hi honey! so i went to the doctor today,
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here is a look at the weather in some cities across the country. 56 degrees and partly cloudy in new york. 84 and windy in miami. 64 and sunny in chicago. 78 and sunny in dallas. 75 and sunny in los angeles. time now for a check of the national forecast. latest satellite picture shows scattered clouds lingering over the northeast. a big storm is taking shape over the northern rockies. later today, look for sunshine in the southeast and southern plains. snow and windy conditions will come to wyoming and colorado. and it will be fair and clear and cool in the northeast. in sports, an overtime win puts the chiefs in the record books. san diego could have won it with just over a minute left in regulations, philip rivers fumbles the ball. then in o.t., ryan knocks et through the upright to beat the chargers, 23-20. the chiefs become the first team in the nfl to lose its first three games and then share a division lead four games later.
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in baseball, just three days after whipping it all, st. louis cardinals manager tony larusa is retiring. on friday, larussa won his third world series title, the second with the cardinals. larussa said after 33 years as a big league manager, the time was right. >> into the season, i felt, you know, this is -- i think this just feels like it's time to end it and i think it's going to be great for the cardinals to refresh what's going on here at the field manager job. >> la russa then flew to new york to be on david letterman show here on cbs. and he just happened to have the world series trophy on hand. cc sabathia decided to stay in new york. he had until midnight to opt out of his contract and try the free agent market. he made his decision public on twitter. >> happy halloween, everybody. i just wanted to be the first to
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let yankee fans know that we agreed to a contract extension. i'll be coming back in 2012. i want to thank the steinbrenner family to make that happen. my goal the whole time was to finish my career as a yankee and hopefully i can do that. >> sabathia's new deal, $122 million over the next five years. a private jet carrying a top nascar owner and his wife made a crash landing last night in key west, florida. the brakes went out. the gulf stream jet wound up nose down on the runway. rick and linda hendrick and the two pilots all suffered minor injuries. hendrick owns cars run by jeff gordon and dale earnhardt jr. among others. take a look at this. a fan runs out on the field and sl slugs an unsuspecting player in the head from behind. the fan tries to get away, but other players catch him and
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start beating him. the fan was arrested and the player hit was taken to the hospital with a broken cheek bone. when we come back, a look at top stories and how the fbi caught anna chapman and her fellow criminal spies. chapman and her fellow criminal spies. rice? when you pour chunky beef with country vegetables soup over it... you can do dinner. four minutes, around four bucks. campbell's chunky. it's amazing what soup can do.
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the northeast and new england are still without power this morning after saturday's snowstorm. it may may be days before power is restored. so a flashback to the cold wars. but it has just lapped yeert. ten russian spies and one named anna cham chapman was intent on stealing secrets for the kremlin. only now is the fbi revealing how they were caught. bob orr reports. >> in june, 2010, anna chapman visited a new york coffee shop to get help with a computer from her russian handler. but she didn't know that handler was an undercover fbi agent and the meeting was being secretly recorded. frank is the under cover agent. >> the fbi undercover agent was so convincing that anna chapman handed over her covert laptop to the fbi undercover agent. >> the fbi was watching with still cameras and video when russian spies richard murphy and mike zitoli met on a street and
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again when chapman shopped for leggings, hat and jewelry inside macy's while the fbi waited outside. the surveillance tapes document the fbi's ten-year effort called ghost stories to track ten russian spies who had burrowed deep in american culture. it's clear the fbi was patient. agents took these still pictures of a very package containing $60,000 that a russian operative had planted in a rural field in new york state. two years later, video cameras recorded one of the spies retrieving the treasure. officials say overall, the trade craft was sophisticated, but compromised. this video shows a spy leaving a package in a cold war style dead drop under a bridge in arlington, virginia. still, another camera captured a spy takeoff. the fbi says $250,000 changed hands in a brief encounter on a subway staircase. the spies were instructed to get into the power circles of washington to get u.s. intelligence.
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4 minutes before 5:00 on a tuesday. >> let's take a look at the day part, really a pretty nice day with a top of sun, mid-40s now. okay. there you go, 42 is normal so don you are right, seasonal, 53 at lunch going high temperature, about 55, 56, low 50s, a 51 this evening, take it away pal. >> thank you, here is what we have our eye on, thousands of federal prisoners eligible for early release after changes in the way sentences for crack
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cocaine will be calculated. the president is welcoming the crew of the space shuttle atlantis to the white house and in a couple of years toyota says it will help robots that will help sick and elderly people walk and balance themselves better. we are already watching this morning the largest toll hike in maryland history which is now in effect. how much more will your morning commute cost. the mayor's bodyguard has been rushed to the hospital. we will tell you what happened. and the baltimore landmark that went up in flames, a look at what is left of the mount washington tavern, wow, more news, first morning weather and your first traffic report ,,,,,,
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